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5:05 PM ET, June 6, 2008

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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Inc. Statement on Carl Icahn's Letter of June 6, 2008  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jun 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today issued the following response to Carl Icahn in response to his letter dated June 6, 2008:
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Carl Icahn lays out 5-point game plan for Yahoo  —  After a one-day lull in the Yahoo-Icahn war of words, billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday listed his five-step game plan for the company, should his dissident slate of directors succeed in unseating Yahoo's current board at the August 1 shareholder meeting.
Carl C. Icahn / Wall Street Journal:
Icahn Letter to Yahoo Chairman  —  Below is the text of a letter sent by investor Carl Icahn to Yahoo Inc. Chairman Roy Bostock.  The letter is dated June 6, 2008.  —  Dear Roy:  —  While you may take issue with the content of my letter, I take issue with your oversight of Yahoo! Again …
Decryption / MacTalk News:
What's in the Box?  The 3G iPhone Lands Down Under  —  What's in the Box?  —  The 3G iPhone Lands Down Under?  —  Late yesterday afternoon MacTalk received the above photo from a very reliable source who can not be named for obvious reasons (fear of assassination by the Apple Secret Police I presume).
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Amazon suffers U.S. outage on Friday  —  Amazon.com has been inaccessible to many U.S. visitors since at least 10:30 a.m. PDT on Friday.  —  “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” was the message that appeared when Amazon customers across the country attempted to log on.
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Intel Facing Antitrust Investigation  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation of Intel, the world's largest maker of computer microprocessors, for anticompetitive conduct, government officials and lawyers involved in the proceeding said Friday.
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Intel antitrust woes spread as FTC launches investigation
Discussion: Intel
Intel:
Intel Statement on U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Discussion: eWeek, GigaOM and Epicenter
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Introducing Gmail Labs  —  We have a lot of ideas for Gmail — many come as suggestions from Gmail users, many come from people here at Google.  But there's only so much we can do at any one time.  —  People often ask how we decide what to build next.  It's usually a mix of factors …
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Hands on: Gmail Labs adds alpha features to beta product
Discussion: Mashable!
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Bits, Bands and Books  —  Do you remember what it was like back in the old days when we had a New Economy?  In the 1990s, jobs were abundant, oil was cheap and information technology was about to change everything.  —  Then the technology bubble popped.  Many highly touted New Economy companies …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Hey Firefox - Let Us Pick Our Own Search Engine!  —  So Firefox 3 has a new release candidate making news, suggesting that the browser is nearly done.  May I suggest that the browser is nowhere near being done until the Mozilla Foundation drops its favoritism to Google and allow users to pick their own default search engine?
Washington Post:
Microsoft's Ballmer on Yahoo and the Future  —  In an animated discussion with Washington Post editors and reporters yesterday, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer offered his far-ranging views of upcoming changes in technology and the media.  Among other things, he confirmed …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ballmer Tells the Washington Post That Print is Toast
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Set to Dominate the Boob Tube  —  Dominance perpetuates itself, and that adage looks like it will hold true for YouTube as the company positions itself to be the 800-pound gorilla of short-form video on your TV as well.  —  YouTube is spreading itself all over the set-top world …
Discussion: Podcasting News
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Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
Sony To Bring YouTube To HDTV Sets
Electronista:
FCC delays plans for free broadband vote  —  The Federal Communications Commission is delaying a vote regarding the creation of free broadband services around the US, Reuters reports.  FCC chairman Kevin Martin has proposed auctioning off a portion of the 25MHz wireless spectrum …
Discussion: eWeek, IDG News Service and DSLreports
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon's Down: It's Hip To Be Down!  —  Maybe it's a new trend - servers going down!  Today it appears that Amazon has decided to join the crowd.  Amazon is currently down as of 2:15pm Eastern and has been down for at least a bit, reports several CN readers.  —  When I attempt to load amazon.com, I get:
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple assigns new Senior VPs of iPhone Software, Mac Engineering  —  Apple Inc. last week extended its executive branch from ten to twelve members, creating a new position to oversee its iPhone software experience and appointing its first senior VP of Mac hardware development, AppleInsider has learned.
Olivia M. / YouTube :: Blog:
Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Calling all Reporters  —  The new media revolution has been changing the media landscape for several years now, and we've had a front row seat to the action here at YouTube.  People around the world have been using YouTube to report on the events and issues affecting their lives …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Microsoft packs 36 iPhone digs into one 7-paragraph letter  —  It's classic Microsoft.  —  On Thursday, two business days before Apple's (AAPL) World Wide Developers Conference, Redmond sent a shot across Cupertino's bow with a letter to Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Mobile partners — with copies to the press.
 
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Warner Music (WMG) Pulls Out Of Last.fm (CBS)
San Francisco Chronicle:
High-tech visionary still looking ahead
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Most Comcast Web service 100 Mbps-capable by 2010
Discussion: DSLreports and PC World
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Comment About Your Company on Blog Posts, Without Being Spammy
AppleInsider:
Apple plans lavish 20,000-sf Las Vegas mega store
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
“Spear Phishers” land 15,000 sucker fish
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Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Free Classifieds Site Live Expo
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Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
50 questions asked and answered on Android
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Track online impact of Google TV Ads using Google Analytics
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The growing importance of Design
Business Technology:
Men Write Code from Mars, Women Write More Helpful Code from Venus
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